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Justin Capes: Faculty and Staff

Justin Capes
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
914-819-6245

Department:

Humanities

Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

Publications: 

  • “Death, Betrayal, and a Guardian Angel,” Philosophical Papers Vol. 46, No. 2 (2017): 191-210
  • “Freedom with Causation,” Erkenntnis Vol. 82, No. 2 (2017): 327-338
  • “Frankfurt Cases: The Fine-grained Response Revisited,” (with Philip Swenson) Philosophical Studies Vol. 174, No. 4 (2017): 967-981
  • “Incompatibilism and the Transfer of Non-responsibility,” Philosophical Studies Vol. 173, No. 6 (2016): 1477-1495
  • “Blameworthiness and Buffered Alternatives,” American Philosophical Quarterly Vol. 53, No. 3 (2016): 270-280
  • “The Flicker of Freedom: A Reply to Stump,” Journal of Ethics Vol. 18, No. 4 (2014): 427-435
  • “Gut-wrenching Choices and Blameworthiness,” Journal of Value Inquiry Vol. 48, No. 4, special issue on moral responsibility edited by Andrew Khoury (2014): 577-585
  • “Incompatibilist (Non-deterministic) Theories of Free Will,” (with Randolph Clarke) Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2013; updated 2017): 
  • “Mitigating Soft Compatibilism,” Philosophy & Phenomenological Research Vol. 87, No. 3 (2013): 640-663
  • “Blameworthiness without Wrongdoing,” Pacific Philosophical Quarterly Vol. 93, No. 3 (2012): 417-437
  • “Action, Responsibility, and the Ability to Do Otherwise,” Philosophical Studies Vol. 158, No. 1 (2012): 1-15
  • “The W-defense,” Philosophical Studies Vol. 150, No. 1 (2010): 61-77
  • “Can Downward Causation Save Free Will?” Philosophia Vol. 38, No. 1 (2010): 131-142

Professional Profile:

   Professor Capes has a doctorate in philosophy from Florida State University, a master’s degree in philosophy from Biola University, and a bachelor's degree in history from Kennesaw State University. He specializes in ethics and metaphysics, with a focus on issues in the philosophy of action having to do with free will and moral responsibility.

Education:

  • Ph.D. in philosophy from Florida State University
  • M.A. in philosophy from Biola University
  • B.A. in history from Kennesaw State University

Teaching and Related Service:

Areas of Research:

  • Ethics
  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Action
  • Philosophy of Religion

Classes Taught:

  • First Year Seminar on Liberal Education and Citizenship
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Ethical Controversies
  • Metaphysics
  • Ethical Theory
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Ethics and Animals